This past week I attended my first Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators meeting, and it was wonderful. The people in the Austin chapter are so warm and welcoming! I was invited to attend a couple different meetings afterwards, and happily accepted.
The Inklings are a children’s book critique group run by Mark Mitchell, where I got some good feedback on my book dummy. Check out their blog— after a brief hiatus, the meeting I attended this week was the first in a while.
I was thrilled when the Girllustrators asked me to come to their monthly meeting yesterday. The group consists of several very talented and successful ladies who are active and involved in the illustration community. After last night’s meeting, they officially invited me into the group, and there was no doubt in my mind when I accepted. I can’t wait to get to know them all, and to be constantly inspired by the work they are creating! Be sure to check out the website and take a peek at their great portfolios.